Integration Guides

The Integration Guide to 4K Video

By Llanor Alleyne | July 15, 2015

In April 2015 more than three million 4K LCD TV panels were shipped worldwide, exceeding past monthly shipment numbers and comprising 14 percent of all LCD TV panel shipments for April.

The Integration Guide to All-Weather AV

By Llanor Alleyne | March 3, 2015

The idea of having an outdoor entertainment system is not new, though the challenge has always been finding quality audio and video components that live up to the standard often found in the best home theater systems.

Security Systems & Cameras

By Llanor Alleyne | February 2, 2015

In a millennium, when students are studying our present as their past, much will be made of the role of the smart phone in fueling a technology revolution.

In a Hidden Place

By Llanor Alleyne | November 25, 2014

There was a time when interior designers—with their mood boards, color swatches, and barely disguised technophobia—induced near unbearable heartburn in the chests of custom integrators.

Wireless by Design

By Llanor Alleyne | October 28, 2014

Custom integration distribution firms are about to close out 2014 having witnessed and catered to an ever-changing market.

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ELAN, Niles-Equipped Home

“With the Niles and ELAN systems in Robert’s new home, there really are no limits,” said Joe Abramo of Custom Automated Solutions.

Front House

“Before automating his entire home, Robert wanted to start small, so we only installed the theater and audio controls, where the Niles Auriel sy...

Back Yard

Abramo has since integrated the homeowner's climate controls, security, surveillance cameras, TV and video, lighting, garage doors, and driveway gates...


Abramo began installing the Niles Auriel system one week prior to the homeowner's move-in date. Abramo said it only took 30 minutes to install and fiv...


The homeowner enjoys the ability of the ELAN system to control all of his equipment from one app that he can access anywhere in the world.


The homeowner said he uses less power on climate controls, since he can shut it off when leaving and turn it back on again when leaving work, so it's ...


“The key is having a good AV/security expert you can trust,” said Robert, the homeowner. “Joe showed me things I never knew existed,...